Childhood socioeconomic position and objectively measured physical capability levels in adulthood: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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  • Kate Birnie
  • Rachel Cooper
  • Richard M Martin
  • Diana Kuh
  • Avan Aihie Sayer
  • Beatriz E Alvarado
  • Antony Bayer
  • Kaare Christensen
  • Sung-il Cho
  • Cyrus Cooper
  • Janie Corley
  • Leone Craig
  • Ian J Deary
  • Panayotes Demakakos
  • Shah Ebrahim
  • John Gallacher
  • Alan John Gow
  • David Gunnell
  • Steven Haas
  • Tomas Hemmingsson
  • Hazel Inskip
  • Soong-nang Jang
  • Kenya Noronha
  • Osler, Merete
  • Alberto Palloni
  • Finn Rasmussen
  • Brigitte Santos-Eggimann
  • Jacques Spagnoli
  • John Starr
  • Andrew Steptoe
  • Holly Syddall
  • Per Tynelius
  • David Weir
  • Lawrence J Whalley
  • Maria Victoria Zunzunegui
  • Yoav Ben-Shlomo
  • Rebecca Hardy
  • HALCyon study team
Grip strength, walking speed, chair rising and standing balance time are objective measures of physical capability that characterise current health and predict survival in older populations. Socioeconomic position (SEP) in childhood may influence the peak level of physical capability achieved in early adulthood, thereby affecting levels in later adulthood. We have undertaken a systematic review with meta-analyses to test the hypothesis that adverse childhood SEP is associated with lower levels of objectively measured physical capability in adulthood.
Original languageEnglish
JournalP L o S One
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)e15564
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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